May All Their Swishes Come True

By Emily Burich

With their first preseason win of 39-38 vs Santa Clara, the Westmont Girls Basketball team is off to an amazing start!  During the preseason, the girls have fought hard with the help of their captains, Sydney Reese and Chantel Tran.  “A few strengths of our team include how close we are with one another and how we all encourage each other.  Even without our seniors from last year, we still bonded really quickly and we have really good team chemistry,” comments Charlize MuycoTaylor Casillas adds, “I’m looking forward to having another great season and hopefully winning league again!”  Valerie Wang includes, “my favorite part of the season so far are the little things: the smiles, laughs, hugs, and high fives. I feel a positive connection with the whole team which is super important for team chemistry and playing as a team on the court.”  Valerie continues, “also, of course, the game itself is always my favorite! Lastly, I love our new coaching staff; they are all dedicated, experienced, and passionate about the sport and the team.”  Come cheer on the girls basketball team at their first league home game on Tuesday, January 10 at 7 p.m. against Lincoln High School!